Inexpensive Anti-Aging Resources Found In Almost Every Kitchen!
Instead of throwing the money on expensive anti-age products, you can efficiently keep those wrinkles at bay by using few resources most of them available at your hand in your kitchen. Next to coconut oil I have written about on few occasions I list here 12 more anti-aging natural resources.
- Yogurt rejuvenates the skin. It is good for every type of skin, and especially good for sensitive skin. Yogurt will make your skin tone even and will peel off the old cells. Apply yogurt to your face and neck and wash off after 15-20 minutes.
- Milk has a wonderful effect on your skin. It can be used as cleanser and moisturizer. It is especially convenient for dry skin. Combined with honey, milk hydrates and has refreshing effect on your skin.
- Lemon juice known for its high content of vitamin C, promotes collagen synthesis. It will peel off the old cells and lighten the skin tone. As a natural antibacterial, lemon juice can fight the bacteria that cause acne. Lemon juice should be mixed with water, milk or yogurt before applying it to the skin.
- Egg white mask will make the skin firmer instantly and reduce wrinkles. Wash off as soon as it dries completely.
- Olive oil has amazing anti-aging properties and has been used as part of beauty regime for a very long time.
- Coconut milk has strong anti-aging properties and can be used alone or combined with honey.
- Fresh tomato juice is very good for oily skin due to its great astringent properties.
- Cucumber is often used as part of face packs due to its firming and rejuvenating effect on skin. It is also good for under eye circles.
- Rose water is one of the best toners with multiple anti-aging and healing properties.
- Aloe Vera is one of the best natural moisturizers and nature’s little miracle with many healing properties. Apply regularly to your face to make your complexion clearer and smoother and reduce inflammation. See how to Make Your Own Toxins Free Aloe Vera Gel at Home.
- Almonds are well known for providing very good skin care and nutrition. Ground almonds are used in face masks in combination with e.g. milk. Almond oil, rich in vitamin E is used for facial and body massage, for natural sunscreens etc.
- Gram flour (chickpea flour) mixed with some milk or coconut oil is known as a great deep pore cleanser
Facial Pack for a Great, Younger-Looking Skin.
Depending on the type of skin use either yogurt, milk or rose water. Add some turmeric powder and gram flour and few drops of lemon juice.
Mix it all into a paste, apply to face and neck and wash off after 15-20 minutes.
Food On, Beauty Out 🙂
These come to mind first. I’d love to hear which one works best for you and if you know of other great inexpensive anti-aging resources?
Get rid of your expensive and toxic facial creams and make your own!
Get rid of your expensive anti-aging creams – most of them, even the most expensive brands, contain toxic and cancerogenic ingredients!
You can make your own anti-aging cream that is highly nourishing and has some outstanding anti-rid properties.
You can’t use lack of time as an excuse as you really need only 5 minutes which is what it takes to mix the ingredients together 🙂
You will need: Coconut oil, vitamin E, essential oils of Rosewood or Rosa damascena, Citron, Lavender, Rosemary essential oils.
And if you don’t have the time to make and learn about it we can gladly make it for you – follow this link Belle Comme Une Rose
- Please ensure that you are not allergic to the essential oil of your choice. To prevent any unexpected allergic reactions, please perform a skin patch test.
- If you intend to use the cream during the day, avoid the citrus oils as they can leave marks on your skin when exposed to the direct sunlight.
Mix in a small glass or ceramic recipient
- 2 tablespoons (30-35ml) of organic VIRGIN Coconut oil.
- 1 capsule of vitamin E (pierce it and squeeze in)
- 10-12 drops of different organic pure essential oils depending on your preference. For example, a combination of Rosewood Oil (or Rosa damascena essential oil if you can afford it), Citron essential oil (all famous for their anti-wrinkle properties), Lavender and Rosemary. If your skin is prone to acne, you may want to add couple of drops of tea tree essential oil because of its unique disinfecting and soothing properties.
- Mix everything well with a wooden spoon. Transfer it in a small glass jar with a lid.
- Before applying to the face take a small quantity (really small!) of the cream, put it on your palm and dilute with few drops of tonic or hydrolate or plain water – I occasionaly use Rosa damascena hydrolate. Your skin type should dictate how much tonic/water you’d need, obviously more tonic if your skin type is mixed or oily.
The cream will keep fresh up to a year, just make sure you don’t touch it with wet fingers. It is not necessary to refrigerate, just keep it in a dry area, temperature below 25. If it is too warm it will start to melt so in that case you may want to store it in the fridge.
Enjoy your new, nature-powered look in the mirror.
Food On, Beauty Out 🙂
Top 3 Virtues of Coconut Oil
Coconut oil has been consumed in tropical places for thousands of years. Studies done on native diets high in coconut oil consumption, show that these populations don’t suffer as much from the modern diseases known to the western nations where coconut oil is rarely consumed.
There are countless of uses of coconut oil, from health promoting to topical beauty applications to first aid treatments to household cleaning.
I’ll mention here only few most important benefits.
1. Ideal Cooking Oil.
Coconut oil is an ideal cooking oil, as it is one of the very few that withstands the high cooking temperatures without being damaged. Furthermore, coconut oil does not go rancid.
2. Medicinal Purposes.
Coconut oil has strong antimicrobial and antiviral properties; it destroys all kinds of microbes, from viruses to bacteria: e.g. HIV and herpes, influenza, measles, gram-negative bacteria and protozoa.
Coconut oil promotes heart health (coconut oil is “good” fat), healthy brain function, proper thyroid function, strengthens immune system, supports strong metabolism that aids weight loss etc.
- Coconut oil is easily digested and does not produce an insulin spike in the bloodstream.
3. Beauty and Personal Care.
Coconut oil aids restoring skin’s youthful appearance and as such can replace or use as a base for most of the beauty and skin care products.
It can be used alone or as a base ingredient in homemade body moisturizer, eye cream, facial cream, deodorant, toothpaste and many more.
It is also known for its hair benefits and used to restore tired hair, as a pre-shampoo conditioner or against dandruff.
Key Things to Remember
- Not all coconut oil is created equal. You need to look for organic, cold pressed, unrefined, extra virgin coconut oil. I currently use Amanprana and quite happy with it, otherwise Biona has a good quality one too.
- It is an ideal oil used for cooking, baking, frying (if you really need to fry ;))
- Coconut oil can be used as base or replacement for most of your skin care products.
- Add it to your tea or coffee, smoothie, juice or food and it will act as an appetite suppressant.
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